Using pixel fonts in your own animations is quite simple. For this tutorial I used the "Dr. Zoom's Font" and erased the title to get space for my written words. See the fonts article for a list of available fonts on Flipnote Hatena.
Left handed users please have a look into the function list which buttons you have to press.
- Download the pixel font to your DSi.
- Copy the page with the font on it from the downloaded Flipnote to your own Flipnote. See this tutorial how to copy a page from one Flipnote to another. Do not use the pixel font Flipnote as base for a new Flipnote, because in this case your Flipnote might get marked as a spin-off.
- Draw a baseline for your font on the second layer. Use the one pixel pen, and draw a straight right-angled line.
- Make sure you selected the first layer (top layer).
- Select the selection tool.
- Select the character you like to write. In this tutorial I like to write just "Hello", so I start selecting the upper case "H".
- Press and hold [L], and press Ⓐ to paste the character right at it's original place. Keep holding [L].
- Move the selection with the pen approximate to your line. (Keep holding [L])
- Use the D-Pad to adjust the position of the character until the base of the character is just on the red line.
- Continue repeating steps 6-9 until you wrote a whole line. Select this line and click on cut on the selection screen.
- Go to the target page and select paste.
- Move the pasted line to it's final position.